Where to target ocean conservation? New research points the way

Around the world, oceans are providers: of food, of livelihoods, of entire economies. But, where do people depend on them

Why is biodiversity important?

Four reasons biodiversity is essential to humanity.

In Indonesia, villagers find innovative ways to adapt to climate change

A new study shows that using nature to adapt to intense storms and drought can be affective for thriving in a changing climate.

Climate, labor issues roil coffee sector: report

Climate change, poor labor conditions and the uneven distribution of value within the coffee sector are brewing a triple shot of trouble for coffee.

Saving the mangroves to save the clams — and a way of life

A community in Colombia ensures their mangroves and clams are around well into the future.

New virtual reality project to premiere at Tribeca

“My Africa,” Conservation International’s (CI) third virtual reality project, has been selected to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 18-29 in New York.

4 things you didn’t know elephants do for you

On top of being amazing creatures, elephants actually make life better for all of us, sometimes in surprising ways.

Best of 2017: The most valued anti-poaching equipment? It may surprise you

One of the most important pieces of equipment for rangers is their socks.

Starbucks makes special delivery to ensure the future of coffee

CI’s director of sustainable coffee markets visited Guatemala to see how coffee trees are grown and delivered to farmers as part of the Starbucks “One Tree for Every Bag” commitment.

A tug of war in the night

From a poacher of bush meat to a small-business owner, Magic Mabunda illustrates the transformation underway in the communities outside Kruger National Park.

An accidental ranger finds his calling

When a scientist finds himself in the middle of anti-poaching operations, he asks himself whether there is a better way to conserve nature.

In the news: Escaped lions highlight plight of park neighbors

A recent case of escaped lions in South Africa’s Kruger National Park is a tragic example of the tension that can exist between people and wildlife around protected areas.

Guyana aims to shift economy from gold to green

A new initiative aims to improve mining practices and ease the country’s transition to a greener economy.

Best of 2016: Before-and-after photos reveal forest’s quick recovery

Photographer Jessica Scranton documents the changes in the landscape — and people’s lives — in Gunung Gede-Pangrango National Park.

As native plants vanish, parched Moroccan peaks get seeds of hope

Community nurseries are helping mountain villagers protect their livelihoods in the face of a changing world.

These women protect the trees that protect Ecuador

Mangroves do more than protect coasts — they’re also lifelines for nearby communities.

Lessons in conservation: When saving nature means fixing a school

On Costa Rica’s Chira Island, building community and solidarity between local residents has helped expand conservation efforts.

To improve crop yields, just add trees

In an Indonesian province plagued by deforestation, a group of women farmers has found a more sustainable way to feed their families.

What on Earth is ‘land tenure’?

The concept of land tenure has major implications for conservation.

We can be heroes: Local leaders with super powers for conservation

Fifteen conservationists came together at the World Conservation Congress to showcase the power of community action for the environment.

The forest behind your perfume

In the forests of Venezuela, three villages have found a crucial source of livelihood amid the country’s roiling economic crisis.

Eating wild animals: Commonplace, cultural, complicated

Global bushmeat consumption is currently unsustainable — but complex realities make curbing it difficult.